Illinois Mental Health Counselors

CEs / CPDUs

IMHCA workshops and trainings provide for CEs (clock hours) through Continuing Education Licensure with IDFPR

LPC/LCPC
Lics #159.000650
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LSW/LCSW
Lics #159.000650
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LMFT

Lics #168.000148

Psychologists

Lics #268.000009
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IMHCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6274. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program

The webinar program "Shifting Gears from Mental Health to Business" does not qualify for NBCC credit.


 

Private Practice Workshops

    • June 03, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Loyola Chicago, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611 Room: 322

    Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice

    Presenter:

    Norm Dasenbrook

    OUTLINE:
    I.    Introduction
    ·    Making the shift to a business paradigm
    ·    Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
    ·    Opening closed doors
    II.    Start Up and Practice Expansion
    ·    Eight step method to increasing referrals
    ·    Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
    ·    HIPAA basics
    ·    Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
    ·    Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to   businesses
    ·    Business Entities
    ·    Finances and Merchant Accounts
    ·    Breaking Though to the Next Level
    ·    Other Considerations
    III.    Office Procedures
    ·    Accessing clients to your practice
    ·    Informed Consent
    ·    Documentation
    ·    Insurance and verification
    ·    HIPAA compliance
    ·    Transfer Plan
    ·    Fees – setting and collecting
    ·    Client and insurance billing options
    ·    How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
    ·    Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
    IV.    Marketing and Advertising
    ·    Print Material – what it communicates
    ·    Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
    ·    Prospecting Referral Sources
    ·    Social Media
    ·    Networking
    ·    Publishing
    ·    Public Speaking
    ·    Cross pollination of referral sources
      

    Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
    experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.

    The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
    Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
    Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.00.

    Location:
    Loyola Chicago
    Corboy Law Center

    25 East Pearson Street
    Corner Pearson and Wabash
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Room: 322

    Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

    • September 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Doubletree Skokie, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077 Room: Vienna

    Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice

    Presenter:

    Norm Dasenbrook

    OUTLINE:
    I.    Introduction
    ·    Making the shift to a business paradigm
    ·    Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
    ·    Opening closed doors
    II.    Start Up and Practice Expansion
    ·    Eight step method to increasing referrals
    ·    Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
    ·    HIPAA basics
    ·    Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
    ·    Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to   businesses
    ·    Business Entities
    ·    Finances and Merchant Accounts
    ·    Breaking Though to the Next Level
    ·    Other Considerations
    III.    Office Procedures
    ·    Accessing clients to your practice
    ·    Informed Consent
    ·    Documentation
    ·    Insurance and verification
    ·    HIPAA compliance
    ·    Transfer Plan
    ·    Fees – setting and collecting
    ·    Client and insurance billing options
    ·    How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
    ·    Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
    IV.    Marketing and Advertising
    ·    Print Material – what it communicates
    ·    Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
    ·    Prospecting Referral Sources
    ·    Social Media
    ·    Networking
    ·    Publishing
    ·    Public Speaking
    ·    Cross pollination of referral sources
      

    Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
    experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.

    The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
    Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
    Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.00.

    Location:
    Doubletree Skokie
    9599 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, IL  60077
    Room: Vienna



    Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

    • December 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM (CST)
    • December 02, 2017
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • Crowne Plaza Northbrook - 2875 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062 Room: Senate Ballroom A&B

    Special 2 Day Workshop Presentation: Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (10 CEs)

    Presenter:
    Norm Dasenbrook

    Enjoy this new, 2 day format on opening your own Private Practice!

    Friday, December 1, 2017   9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
    Saturday, December 2, 2017  9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

    This two day private practice workshop is designed for the clinician who is planning to start a practice within the next year or those who have started a small practice and wish to expand. Given the two day format, participants will be able to explore more in depth the essential components of startup, business entities, money management, billing, office procedures, social media, public speaking, advertising and marketing that each participant needs to develop a plan to start or expand a practice with actionable steps with proven techniques. Get all your questions answered. Do it right the first time. Most small businesses fail in the first year. Don’t let that be you.

    This workshop is the only 2 day workshop available in the Midwest that will function as a group consultation. Most practice consultants charge $175.00 or more per hour.  For far less than the cost of two hours of consulting you get ten hours of consulting tailored to you and your practice! Seating will be limited.


    Workshop Agenda:
    I.    Introduction
    ·    Making the shift to a business paradigm
    ·    Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
    ·    Opening closed doors
    II.    Start Up and Practice Expansion
    ·    Eight step method to increasing referrals
    ·    Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
    ·    HIPAA basics
    ·    Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
    ·    Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to   businesses
    ·    Business Entities
    ·    Finances and Merchant Accounts
    ·    Breaking Though to the Next Level
    ·    Other Considerations
    III.    Office Procedures
    ·    Accessing clients to your practice
    ·    Informed Consent
    ·    Documentation
    ·    Insurance and verification
    ·    HIPAA compliance
    ·    Transfer Plan
    ·    Fees – setting and collecting
    ·    Client and insurance billing options
    ·    How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
    ·    Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
    IV.    Marketing and Advertising
    ·    Print Material – what it communicates
    ·    Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
    ·    Prospecting Referral Sources
    ·    Social Media
    ·    Networking
    ·    Publishing
    ·    Public Speaking
    ·    Cross pollination of referral sources


    Norman C. Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 30 years experience in the fields of mental health, consulting, organizational development, business and alternative dispute resolution processes.

    He served as a consultant to the American Counseling Association on Private Practice Issues and along with  Robert Walsh launched ACA’s Private Practice Initiative. Norm is Past President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, served on the Governing Council for the Illinois Counseling Association. He is a member of American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Counseling Association and Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association.

    Norm has been presenting his workshop, “Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice: Surviving or Thriving?” nationally for over 16 years. He has authored the leading book on private practice, “The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Mental Health Professionals”. Norm has been providing practice consultation and coaching for over 15 years (www.counseling-privatepractice.com).

    Norm has extensive experience consulting for businesses, industry, and healthcare. Lecturer, trainer and consultant, Norm is a clinician who maintains a private practice in individual, marriage and family counseling in Rockford, Illinois.

    Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
    experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.

    The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
    Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
    Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.00.


    Location:

    Crowne Plaza Northbrook
    2875 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Room: Senate Ballroom A&B

    Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

    • March 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • NIU Naperville, 1120 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563 Room: 265

    Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (6 CEs)

    Presenter:
    Norm Dasenbrook


    OUTLINE:
    I.    Introduction
    ·    Making the shift to a business paradigm
    ·    Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
    ·    Opening closed doors
    II.    Start Up and Practice Expansion
    ·    Eight step method to increasing referrals
    ·    Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
    ·    HIPAA basics
    ·    Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
    ·    Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to   businesses
    ·    Business Entities
    ·    Finances and Merchant Accounts
    ·    Breaking Though to the Next Level
    ·    Other Considerations
    III.    Office Procedures
    ·    Accessing clients to your practice
    ·    Informed Consent
    ·    Documentation
    ·    Insurance and verification
    ·    HIPAA compliance
    ·    Transfer Plan
    ·    Fees – setting and collecting
    ·    Client and insurance billing options
    ·    How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
    ·    Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
    IV.    Marketing and Advertising
    ·    Print Material – what it communicates
    ·    Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
      ·    Prospecting Referral Sources
    ·    Social Media
    ·    Networking
    ·    Publishing
    ·    Public Speaking
    ·    Cross pollination of referral sources
      

    Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
    experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.

    The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
    Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
    Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.


    Location:
    NIU Naperville
    1120 E. Diehl Rd.
    Naperville, IL  60563
    Room: 26
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    Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

    • June 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • June 02, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Loyola Chicago, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611 Room: TBA

    Special 2 Day Workshop Presentation: Starting, Maintaining, and Expanding a Successful Private Practice (10 CEs)

    Presenter:
    Norm Dasenbrook

    Enjoy this new, 2 day format on opening your own Private Practice!

    Friday, June 1, 2018   9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
    Saturday, June 2, 2018  9 A.M. - 3 P.M.

    This two day private practice workshop is designed for the clinician who is planning to start a practice within the next year or those who have started a small practice and wish to expand. Given the two day format, participants will be able to explore more in depth the essential components of startup, business entities, money management, billing, office procedures, social media, public speaking, advertising and marketing that each participant needs to develop a plan to start or expand a practice with actionable steps with proven techniques. Get all your questions answered. Do it right the first time. Most small businesses fail in the first year. Don’t let that be you.

    This workshop is the only 2 day workshop available in the Midwest that will function as a group consultation. Most practice consultants charge $175.00 or more per hour.  For far less than the cost of two hours of consulting you get ten hours of consulting tailored to you and your practice! Seating will be limited.


    Workshop Agenda:
    I.    Introduction
    ·    Making the shift to a business paradigm
    ·    Addressing business anxiety – going towards the roar
    ·    Opening closed doors
    II.    Start Up and Practice Expansion
    ·    Eight step method to increasing referrals
    ·    Council for Affordable Health Care - ins and outs
    ·    HIPAA basics
    ·    Multiple Income Streams- other sources of revenue
    ·    Business Consulting-apply counseling skills to   businesses
    ·    Business Entities
    ·    Finances and Merchant Accounts
    ·    Breaking Though to the Next Level
    ·    Other Considerations
    III.    Office Procedures
    ·    Accessing clients to your practice
    ·    Informed Consent
    ·    Documentation
    ·    Insurance and verification
    ·    HIPAA compliance
    ·    Transfer Plan
    ·    Fees – setting and collecting
    ·    Client and insurance billing options
    ·    How to Work Effectively with Third Party Payers
    ·    Back Door Method for Getting on Closed Panels
    IV.    Marketing and Advertising
    ·    Print Material – what it communicates
    ·    Marketing Plan – a two prong approach
    ·    Prospecting Referral Sources
    ·    Social Media
    ·    Networking
    ·    Publishing
    ·    Public Speaking
    ·    Cross pollination of referral sources


    Norman C. Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has over 30 years experience in the fields of mental health, consulting, organizational development, business and alternative dispute resolution processes.

    He served as a consultant to the American Counseling Association on Private Practice Issues and along with  Robert Walsh launched ACA’s Private Practice Initiative. Norm is Past President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, served on the Governing Council for the Illinois Counseling Association. He is a member of American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, Illinois Counseling Association and Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association.

    Norm has been presenting his workshop, “Starting, Maintaining and Expanding a Successful Private Practice: Surviving or Thriving?” nationally for over 16 years. He has authored the leading book on private practice, “The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Mental Health Professionals”. Norm has been providing practice consultation and coaching for over 15 years (www.counseling-privatepractice.com).

    Norm has extensive experience consulting for businesses, industry, and healthcare. Lecturer, trainer and consultant, Norm is a clinician who maintains a private practice in individual, marriage and family counseling in Rockford, Illinois.

    Dasenbrook Consulting is a consulting practice dedicated to the success of licensed mental health professionals in private practice. Over three decades of private practice
    experience, strategic relationships with print and web designers, billing and software vendors, attorneys and political action committees that keep us up to date on the latest trends, niches and legislation that impact private practice, makes Dasenbrook Consulting uniquely qualified to help your practice thrive.

    The Complete Guide to Private Practice for Licensed Counselors
    Workshop Participants will receive a $20.00 discount at the conference for purchase of the guide. It can also be purchased at www.Counseling-PrivatePractice.com.
    Use Discount Code CGPP10 to save $10.00.


    Location:
    Loyola Chicago
    Corboy Law Center

    25 East Pearson
    Chicago, IL  60611
    Room: TBA

    Cancellation Policy. Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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